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Andy Murray has just conquered the grass courts of Wimbledon for the second time in his career, emulating the last British player to win consecutive Wimbledon titles – Fred Perry in 1936. Of course, in the interim 80 years the game has evolved dramatically. However, the biggest recent change has arguably been around data. These days, players step out onto the court after analysing opponents’ data...

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What does the explosion in data means for the future of sport? Will talk of players being on a “hot streak” or “in form” still be the norm by 2020? Or will post-match analysis be based on machine learning and predictive analytics? And instead of a team’s success being attributed to players or management, will it come down to whose data centre can deliver real-time strategical and tactical...

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